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Do You "Bone" or "Debone" a Chicken?

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Do You "Bone" or "Debone" a Chicken?

50sGuy | May 26, 2008 06:28 AM

My wife and I have this ongoing debate, usually rekindled every time I bring home a rotisserie chicken from Costco.

When I want to remove the meat from the bones, I tell my wife I am going to "debone the chicken." She jumps in with "There's no such word as 'debone.' You're going to BONE the chicken."

I see the word "debone" used in many recipes and think it's quite descriptive of the process. Please tell me you think I'm right.

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